SENATE BILL NO. 294
AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 1, TITLE 23, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENTS FOR PILOTS' LICENSES AND THE LIMITATION ON NUMBER OF PILOTS.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:
Section 1. Amend §113, Chapter 1, Title 23, Delaware Code by striking same and inserting the following:
4113. Requirements for licenses; limitation on number of pilots
(a) No license of the first, second, third or fourth class shall be granted to any person unless he has heretofore held or does now hold such license under the laws of this State or shall have served a regular apprenticeship of at least 4 years to a licensed pilot of this State on board a Delaware Bay or River pilot boat, nor shall any license be granted until the person applying shall have arrived at the age of 18 years and given bond with sufficient surety to the Governor, in a sum not exceeding $500, conditioned for the true and faithful performance of the duties and services required by this chapter, that he will not aid or assist in violating the revenue laws of the United States, and that he will deliver up the license granted to him when required by the Board of Pilot Commissioners pursuant to this Chpater, nor shall any first class license be granted to any person, until the number of first class pilots licensed under the laws of this State shall have been reduced to less than 42, and thereafter such number shall not be exceeded. The whole number of second, third and fourth class licensed pilots shall not exceed 10 at any one time. Whenever and as often as a vacancy shall occur by reason of the number of first class pilots being reduced to less than 42, a first class license shall be granted to the senior second class pilot who is duly qualified under the laws of this State.
(b) No person shall be entitled to a license of the first class until he has served for two years as a pilot in the second class, unless on or before January 1, 1979, he shall have served not less than one year as a pilot of the second class. No person shall be entitled to a license as a pilot of the second class who has not served one year as a pilot of the third class."
Approved July 14, 1977.